Degrees and Appointments
- 1994, Berry College
- Ph.D. 1999, University of Florida
- Postdoctoral Fellow 1999, Karolinska Institute
- Postdoctoral Fellow 2000, Ames Laboratory
Specialties: Bioanalytical, Chemical Biology, Instrumental Development, Protein and Membrane Biochemistry
Biological signaling processes are comprised of diverse molecular species which present a number of chemical and physical challenges with respect to chemical measurement. The most challenging species to measure, and thus the ones whose roles are least defined in signaling pathways are those compounds that lack inherent chemical moieties that are amenable to high sensitivity spectroscopic or electrochemical detection. The majority of our research efforts are focused on the development of biomimetic and biofunctionalized sensor strategies that allow detection of key signaling components, while also proving useful for other key bioanalyses including drug discovery and clinical diagnostics.